The Virtual Etruscan Museum of Populonia Gasparri Collection:  enhancing the visitor’s experience

The Virtual Etruscan Museum of Populonia Gasparri Collection: enhancing the visitor’s experience

Carolina Megale¹ & Carlo Baione² ¹Etruscan Museum of Populonia Gasparri Collection, ²independent researcher ¹museopopulonia@gmail.com, ²carlo.baione@gmail.com Abstract Recent advances in the technologies needed to digitize cultural heritage resources in three dimensions (3D) have led to the development of low-cost pieces of software and hardware for high quality projects aimed to reduce the distance between visitors and the cultural heritage displayed in museums and archaeological sites. Since this new techno-cultural enjoyment can be handled by both computers and mobile devices, its ever-increasing use can enhance the experience of both virtual, long-distance visitors and real visitors. The Etruscan Museum of Populonia Gasparri Collection has launched a project along these lines. Keywords 3D model, Sketchfab, virtual museum, cultural heritage, virtual heritage, techno-cultural enjoyment, Populonia. History of the Collection The Etruscan Museum of Populonia Gasparri...
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Italy to Italians. Interview with Daniele Manacorda

Italy to Italians. Interview with Daniele Manacorda

Carolina Megale Center for Public Archaeology Studies ‘Archeostorie’ |  c.megale@archeostoriejpa.eu Keywords 2017, Carolina Megale, Daniele Manacorda, Italy Crypta Balbi 1982 This interview takes its title from Daniele Manacorda’s recent work L’Italia agli Italiani (Bari, Edipuglia, 2014), a short but substantial book that asserts the author’s past and present commitment to redesign and bolster the relationship between civil society and cultural heritage. Manacorda’s passion and commitment have made him one of the great protagonists of Italian archaeology today. It is a joy and an honor to have him on Archaeostorie’s Advisory Board. For many years Manacorda has been writing a popular column entitled ‘The archaeologist’s job’ for the magazine Archeo; in his articles he analyzes the multifaceted and sometimes troubled relationship between the archaeologist and issues of cultural heritage. It...
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